Christie Brinkley sat down with author Lois Joy Johnson at a suite in New York’s St. Regis Hotel for an AARP article exploring Christie’s beauty secrets.
“We may not have looked like Christie Brinkley…when we were 25,” begins Johnson “but now that the supermodel is 61 …OK, we still don’t look like her!” Johnson decides it’s time for Christie Brinkley to share some of her secrets and Christie’s first answer: exfoliate.
“Unless you exfoliate, topical creams and serums can’t penetrate,” Brinkley shares. She goes to note how her new Christie Brinkley Skin Care: Complete Clarity Exfoliating Polish “is gentle but strong enough to encourage cell turnover, which slows with age.” Says Brinkley: “I use it from the top of my forehead all down my face, neck and décolleté, then rub the leftover on the backs of my hands.”
Christie’s second secret: copper peptides. ““I wanted affordable, high-quality products with top-of-the line proven ingredients that, when used together, amplified the benefits,” Christie says about her Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care line. “When it comes to putting my name on a label, I’m a perfectionist.”
The third secret: sunscreen! “Stay on top of sunscreen developments,” Brinkley advises. She goes on to say her Christie Brinkley Skin Care day creams and Christie Brinkley Skin Care serums “include a breakthrough technology — infrared — for the American skin-care market. [Hence the “IR” printed on the label.] It’s already being used in Europe, but hasn’t been used in the U.S. until this line. Infrared protection, when added to broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection, snags rays that slip through.” Brinkley is proud to share that her Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care line offers both!
The final secret: circadian rhythms. “I’m a big believer in tapping into the way your body functions differently by day and night,” says Brinkley. “Using the right products at the right time boosts results. You do need a separate night cream” and Brinkley includes the Christie Brinkley Skin Care Anti-Aging Night Treatment for this purpose.